- The Board of Regents approved six New York City charter schools today.
- A teacher defends small schools, and prompts a debate on Norm Scott’s blog.
- Hundreds of Chicago teachers turned out to strategize against school closures there.
- Liz Willen wonders if there’s too much pressure on students at the city’s specialized high schools.
- A teacher discovers that having a class pet in your first year of teaching isn’t a very good idea.
- The California state teachers union is urging its affiliates not to sign off on state RttT plans.
- A study of 1,000 British university students claims they have attention spans of just 10 minutes.
- Simple measures of the achievement gap can mean a lot of different things, reports a new study.
- Teachers in Indiana will now have to major in a content area, with a minor in education.
- Nearly 80 leaders of research universities promised Obama they’d train more math and science teachers.
- And thousands of Tanzanians fleeing floods have taken up temporary residence in schools.
Remainders: School-closing-season also heating up Chicago
By Maura Walz